London Higher Global Majority Mentoring Programme 2021-22

04 July 2022 – following a successful celebration event, with a speech from the Deputy Mayor for Communities and Social Justice, Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, the London Higher Global Majority Mentoring Programme has closed for the academic year.

The success of this pan-London pilot programme has been a true reflection of the dedication and hard work of our 56 fantastic participants from across 8 London Higher members, and we are already excited for future editions of the programme and what they bring. Mentees have been given a space to seek tailored support from a mentor outside their institutional hierarchy, allowing them to advance their professional – and personal – development. We would like to thank all our mentors for sharing their invaluable expertise and guidance with their mentee and with the wider cohort.

London Higher and its members are committed to working towards building inclusive institutions that represent the global and wonderfully diverse city in which they are situated. We are delighted to work with so many talented professionals from the Global Majority, placing equality, opportunities for minoritised groups and a commitment to addressing imbalances front and centre.

Please check this page for more updates on the 2022-23 programme, or contact Darren de Souza on

March 25th 2022 – launch of 2022 programme

Background and Pilot Programme

In 2020/21, London Metropolitan University partnered with City, University of London to pilot the North London Leadership Programme (NLLP), a positive action mentoring scheme for Black, Asian and minority ethnic academics and professional services staff that paired mentees with mentors from the partner institution. The NLLP was led by Amaechi Echedolu, Training Officer and Co-Chair of the BAME Staff Network at London Met.

London Higher and London Met were keen to build upon the successful pilot and support the capital’s HE sector to build the pipeline of Black, Asian and minority ethnic academic and professional services staff across all levels of institutions. By opening access to this programme to the wider London Higher
membership, we have aimed to:

  1.  Provide an effective platform for improving career progression for Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff by matching mentors and mentees.
  2. Broaden pan-London collaboration with cross-institutional matching, giving mentees a space to seek tailored support from their mentor.
  3. Facilitate the opportunity to network with other Black, Asian and minority ethnic professionals from institutions across the capital.

Further information on the programme can be found here.